Living Arrows – 20/52 {2017}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows. I am loving how many people have decided to make Living Arrows a part of their blogging routine for 2017, it is so lovely to have you all here. It’s definitely one of my favourite parts of each week!

If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and every Monday we share a moment from our week and invite others to do the same as part of this linky.

Each week I share two pictures from our week – one of each of our children – but you can share one or more pictures that capture a moment of childhood. The following week I’ll share my three favourite photos from the week before, linking back to the owner’s blogs.

So if you would like to link up, grab a badge and post around a photo of childhood from the previous week. I look forward to reading your posts and make sure you visit a few of the other posts that have linked up and leave a comment too!

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Here are a few of my favourite photos from last week:

Mudpie Fridays

Tippytupps

My Sentimental Jamboree

This week’s photos are both pretty similar. LP went on a school trip on Thursday and she just looked so grown up in the morning, with her school jumper on and she was so gloriously happy too that I had the urge to take a picture. I don’t have many school uniform photos of her, just the ones where she starts a new school year, so I love this photo a little bit more because of that.

Living Arrows - 20/52 {2017}

Little Man’s photo was taken on Tuesday, just before he turned four on Wednesday. I wanted to take a photo to mark the occasion, to use when I look back at him on each birthday and I can’t get over, just like LP, how grown up he looks. Unlike last year there is no baby left in him now, he is a fully fledged little boy and I think this year is going to be a perfect one for him.

Living Arrows - 20/52 {2017}

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this week. I’m going to keep commenting on all of the posts that link up and sharing my favourite photos each week. Thanks so much for taking part and for adding to this great little community we’re creating – make sure to go and comment on a few other posts at some point during the week too.

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  1. May 15, 2017 / 9:05 am

    I think that’s the best thing about taking these weekly photo’s of the children is that you can see those small changes that you wouldn’t normally notice. Children grow so fast before your eyes. I hope Troy had a lovely birthday x

  2. May 15, 2017 / 9:10 am

    I’m the same with Alice in her uniform, I need to take some more photos. I bet she loved the trip, Alice has one after half term and is very excited. I still can’t believe Troy is 4, definitely no more baby x

  3. May 15, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Aww they grow up super quick. Lily has her first school trip soon so I will take a photo too to capture her excitement.
    Thanks for hosting x

  4. May 15, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Oh they both look so happy and grown up. I love getting a ‘last day of x age’ photo to look back on x

  5. May 15, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Ahh they are so cute! Hope little man had a lovely birthday!

  6. May 15, 2017 / 10:55 am

    Both you LOs look so grown up! Hope the little man had a great 4th birthday 🙂

  7. May 15, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    It’s amazing as to how much they can change in a year isn’t it? Sometimes even when we haven’t seen friends children for a week or so, we can really notice how much they have changed and grown.

  8. May 15, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    I love making an effort to take photos weekly that mark what we have been up to. I hope Troy is doing ok now by the way x

  9. May 15, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    I do love taking the weekly pictures of the kids, it’s nice to see them grow and change over time. I hope Troy had a lovely birthday and his arm is doing better. xx

  10. May 15, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    I felt the same with Riley when he turned four the other month, he just isn’t a baby anymore, nor a toddler, he is a little boy! Taking these pictures to document their lives just helps you remember those little bits of baby in their faces!

  11. May 16, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Oh gosh, you’re right, they both look so grown up in these! There’s something huge about that jump from 3 to 4, isn’t there? 3 still has a fair amount of toddler about them, but 4 is unmistakably ‘little boy/girl’!

  12. May 16, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Thanks so much for including Lily’s picture this week. As ever, I LOVE this project and the measure of time it shows for my kids. I also enjoy checking out everyone’s photos for inspiration. LP & Little Man are sure looking grown up.

  13. May 18, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I love LP’s plaits, they’re ace. And Little Man’s smile looks so natural, gorgeous young man x

  14. May 18, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    Thank you for attempting to comment on my blog again after it was down during your first attempt. I really appreciate it. I hope the weather improves for you in time for the weekend! Not very often the weather is better up north, we must have had our summer last weekend 😂x

  15. May 21, 2017 / 12:45 am

    It’s lovely to take portraits of them sometimes isn’t it? These are such sweet pictures and will make you look back and smile. I think 4 is such a fun age! Lovely photo picks too, I especially like the swing picture. xx #LivingArrows

  16. May 21, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Thank you for picking one of my photos last week. Oh LP looks so cute with her plaits (I am also secretly in love with you brick background!) I hope she had a good school trip. It hit me really suddenly with Monkey that he was no longer a toddler… its so bittersweet. Hope he had a fab Birthday xx

  17. May 21, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Aww, I love these – I think it’s so nice to get a good close up portrait shot every once in a while, it really makes you realise how much they change.

  18. May 22, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Late again, sorry! Lovely reasons behind your photos this week!

    Thanks for hosting x

  19. May 26, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Gorgeous selections this week, love the tree snap! How grown up does LP look – she’s looking sooo much like you too xx

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